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of four americans at the u.s. embassy in benghazi. the libyan city america helped free from the oppressive regime of moammar gadhafi. chris stevens was among the americans killed after protesters stormed the embassy last night. demonstrators also swarmed the u.s. embassy in cairo, scaling the walls and tearing apart the american flag. the attacks are believed to be in reaction to a obscure movie film in the u.s. by an israeli citizen one that ridicules islam and the prophet mohammed. today, flags at the capitol have been lowered to half mast and the president spoke earlier in the rose garden addressing the tragedy. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. >> not content to sit on the sidelines at a critical moment in his presidential campaign, governor mitt romney plunged himself into the middle of this developin
. this was the "wall street journal"'s peggy noonan. >> romney looked weak today, i'm absorbing it myself. one point he had a certain slight grimace on his face taking tough questions from the reporters and i thought he looks like richard nixon. >> but as the dust settles, gop pundits and commentators are today trying to brush past the nakedly political aspects of romney's criticism and instead turn the dialogue towards a broader criticism of the president's foreign policy plan. >> they were testing us with the initial attacks and we -- what did they get back from the obama administration? a complaint about -- about -- about film that insulted the little darlings feelings. >> the leader defended the united states of america and said there will be consequences if you attack this country. >> weekly standard kol lull nift bill crystal wrote, romney is right to bring home the weakness of the obama administration, exemplified in the disgraceful statement issued yesterday. if romney can prove strong and thoughtful over foreign policy it could be an infliction point in the presidential campaign. richard wolff
to the streets in kabul. more concerning were a series of deadly insider attacks on u.s. and nato forces. insurgents in afghanistan wearing american uniforms killed two marines while causing $200 million in damage. insider attacks killed six nato members elsewhere in the country this weekend. in libya conflicting opinions on whether the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was premed cate tated. >> our current assessment is what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a response tains you reaction of what had transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facilities in cairo which were prompted by the video. >> the way these perpetrators acted and moved, this leaves us with no doubt that this was preplanned, predetermined. >> nbc's ayman mohyeldin is live in libya. two wildly differing accounts as to what these attacks and the source of, you know, who executed them. i guess, in terms of the intel that you have over there, do we have any further information regarding whether they were premeditated or not? just how much this individual was the
as anybody else. deane hellor went further, i don't view the world the same way mitt romney does. as a u.s. senator my job is to represent every one of those votes when they voted for me or against me. at the weekly stakeout yesterday, they refused to take questions about romney. this morning, house speaker john boehner repeatedly dodged questions about the famous 47%. >> do you agree with mitt romney's remarks that 47% of the country see themselves as victims or dependent on the government and it's not his job to worry about the election. >> the election is about jobs. >> do you agree with that? >> the election is about jobs. it's not about anything else. >> it's not about anything else? it's about jobs. of course, i think one of the problems here for john boehner, folks, that is the jobs discussion and the tax discussion and what we do with the tax money, as we were talking about previously are all interrelated. john boehner and the house republicans have a lot of excitement and energy around being courageous politicians, changing the tone in washington, being straight shooters. john boe
's role in the infamous auto bailout. and publisher of "u.s. news and world report" and "new york daily news" mort zuckerman. it is 1980 all over again. that is if you ask the romney/ryan ticket. vp candidate paul ryan is reviving this famous line from the final reagan/carter debates. >> it might be well if you would ask yourself are you better off than you were four years ago? >> here is congressman ryan's take. >> i would ask the 23 million people today in america who are struggling to find work if they feel like they're better off. we're not better off than we were four years ago. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you were better off today than you were four years ago except for jimmy carter and for president barack obama. >> we're not better off. we're worse off. >> today, the romney campaign is pushing the reagan strategy one step further by holding a we can do better press conference in charlotte. but in traditional romney fashion, the candidate himself hasn't always been so sure about his convictions.
tack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the death on ambassador stevens to make the case for a broaderhilophy regardinthtu of the relations between the middle east and the west. >> the events of the last two wes also speaks to the need for all of us to honestly address the tensions between the west and the arab world that is moving towards demoacy. >> while he mad car tt the videtrkheioe s no reflective of american values the president defended the u.s. response and underscored that free speech is essential to prosperity and to peace. >> as presidentf our country, and cmander in chief of our military, i accept that people argoing to cl me awful things everyay. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> the president then made a pitch to enlist the arab world in combatting extremism. >> a politics based only o anger, one based on dividing the world betweens us and , on sets back international cooperation, it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. all of us have an interest in standing up to these forces. >> governor romney's speech at the clinton global initia
, the country remembers the events of that morning and the lives lost. a turning point in u.s. history, the intervening years have been a testament to the deepness of the wounds inflicted that day. war is not yet finished and an american public grappling with questions of citizenship identity and national unity. tuesday, september 11th, and this is now. joining me today new york times columnist frank bruneny, msnbc political analyst and former dnc communications chair karen phinney, msnbc contributor jonathan capehart of the "washington post" and co-host of msnbc's "the cycle" steve kornacki of salon.com. catastrophic events changed the nation. this morning, president obama visited the memorial at the pentagon to speak about the legacy of september 11th. >> 11 years ago memorial services were held for americans of different races and creeds, backgrounds and beliefs, and yet, instead of turning us against each other, tragedy has brought us together. i've always said that our fight is with al qaeda and its affiliates, not with islam or any other religion. this country was built as a beac
obama's only unscripted gaffe s over several years in the public eye. it happens repeatedly to someone like mitt romney because there is more scripting going on and more time off script. and so part of what he has to do is figure out who does he want to be, what is the core message he wants to give to everyone and can he stick to it? i think that's hard in an era where more of what you say pops off on twitter or on a handheld device. >> remarkably -- the line that he is treading is so thin, it is so painfully apparent that he himself is not comfortable with speaking sort of in an open fashion to the american public. >> when president obama in 2008 made the comment about people in pennsylvania clinging to their guns and their religion, he was making the case for this is why we have to do a better job of reaching out to people and talking to people because here's what happens. he wasn't saying so we should blow them off, we're never going to get them, don't have to care about them. granted, it was inartfully said but the point he was driving at was a bit different than i'm never going to
it america? >> ryan is making part of a larger argument bringing money back to the u.s., but the place you hide your money, the cayman islands, the place mitt romney hides his money, setting aside the tax rate question, the loaded words, swiss bank accounts, cayman islands, and mitt romney all in one sentence together. >> it's hard to know where to start here. we actually know a lot about romney's money and where he puts it for tax purposes. and what we know about that is he puts it in places where people go to cheat. where they go to hide their money for tax purposes, swiss bank accounts, cayman islands, luxembourg one of the most notorious tax avens. we know why he's not releasing his tax returns. he will lose if he does. the american people will see he's laundering his money to avoid paying taxes on it. basic question, the swiss bank account he revealed for the first time on his 2010 tax returns the year after his swiss bank ubs was busted for evading tax evasion and the clients of that bank were offered a one-time amnesty deal if they came forward. so did he have that account in 2009?
of states to find new solutions, writing states led the way on welfare reform in the '90s, testing new approaches and learning what worked and what did not. the secretary is interested in using her authority to approve waiver demonstrations to challenge states to engage in a new round of innovation that seeks to find more effective mechanisms for helping families succeed in unemployment. trying to find ways to criticize this administration, the gop has contorted itself into such a pretzel that it now finds itself attacking one of its principal priorities, namely states rights. joining us now is nbc news political analyst, former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. the unofficial governor of "now." always great to see you. i just did a long laundry list of exactly how this attack by the romney campaign is patently false. how much longer can they keep this up, and how can the democrats and specifically team obama better push back on this notion? >> well, i think what you just did was terrific and i think we need to do that in prime time on one of the nights in the three nights of the conve
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. wednesday, 1e79s 19th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, jonathan chait of "new york" magazine, casey hunt of the associated press, margaret carlson of bloomberg news, and "the new york times" mark leibovich. while governor romney secretly recorded fund-raising comments amount to yet another scoop on a veritable ice cream sunday of campaign gaffes they happen to be an expedient method to insult massive amounts of people. he portrayed 47% of the country for a bunch of government freeloaders. it takes skill to alienate that many americans in one swoop. if romney instead chosen to vilified every person that watched the super bowl he would reach fewer people. it's larger than the number of people who went to the ballot box and voted in 2010. it's equivalent to brushing off every single person who owns a smartphone. despite writing off a truly staggering number of americans many of whom might be voting for romney in november, the candidate appeared on fox last night to defend his comments at the may 17th fund-raiser. >> well, we were, of course, talking about a campaign and how he's going
is traveling in the u.s. for 17 days. her first visit here in nearly 30 years. needless to say her journey has been a remarkable and almost unimaginable one. this past april she was eelected to the burmese parliament a little more than a year after being released from 15 years of house arrest. she spoke at length about her time living as a political prisoner behind barb wire and cut off from the outside world. she never felt despair or anger. >> i always thought of my father as a soldier, as a member of the burmese army, as well as the father of the burmese army. and because of that, i'd always had deep affection for the army and i have to say that affection never vanished throughout the years that they kept me under house arrest. and, i must be fair and say that although they kept me under house arrest, they treated me well. most of them treated me as my father's daughter. that is to say, they treated me as a member of the family, albeit a rather troublesome one. >> we also spoke about the state of the world and the aftermath of the arab spring. her message to those fighting for freedom, alwa
it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ >>> they -- everybody -- white people were, it didn't matter whether they were republicans. >> that was ann coulter dropping by "the view" for a civil discussion about the state of the race. it's clear that with just 39 days until the election both sides are digging in. >> well, while the left and right duke it out in the field the mega donors are cranking out checks for one october offensive. yesterday george soros stepped up with a $1 million for a pro obama super pac priorities usa. according to gallup president obama has a six-point lead nationally and more importantly, he's currently beating romney in every single swing state. those are tough numbers for the romney campaign to spin, but the right has a new talking point. the polls are a conspiracy. the candidate to be fair has not gone quite that far but does doubt the p
to the state this election s visit this year alone.ing earlier this month the democratic ticket made clear just how much ohio means to them. >> if we win ohio, we win the election. >> if we win toledo, we will win and if we win ohio we'll win this election. >> john heilemann, there has been no shortage of love for the state of ohio this election cycle. president obama and mitt romney both speaking at 1: today. ionder youre ohe state it's interesting when you look at the dynamics economically at play in ohio. governor cakasic's great job of sheparding the oo economy to accot for state unempyment 7., ler than theio ave, also undercuts mitt romney's message this economy isn't in turn around andime to get someone else. >> makes john kasic a hobbled sur row gate for mitt romney, you can't say the enomy is greawhen'r tg to prove the economy is bad. thing about ohio it's an important state, and remember when 2004 the whole election came down to john kerry losing narrowly to george w. bush in that state, the president has a coupleuge advantages we're seeingn the ten-point ga, on is the aut bat. e o ste
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wrote in the 1930s. he said something that i have kept as a mantra and that is the average american is above average, and whenever i'm at my darkest moment, i recall that, and i think that it is absolutely true, and that biden is a reminder of it. he is above average. the american people are above average and they are average americans. >> i think that we haven't talked about bill clinton yet, but he's someone who certainly believes the average american is above average insofar as he went into a 50-minute policy speech and -- until 11:13, said let's talk about the debt. this is someone that believes there's an appetite out there, there's an intellectual appetite in the american public. >> you know what's authentic about clinton, clinton is a political being. i have only met him once or twice. on a few occasions in my life i was with teddy kennedy. he was a political being. when he is being authentic, he's being political. i remember i didn't understand half of what he said to me once in a long conversation, he was talking about the ills in congress, and i thought to myself concentra
. as with all complex relationships it wasn't always like this. square jauds and earn had nest as a 1950's sitcom star he sounded like a lost member of the romney tribe. with ryan drawing crowds the alpha dog appears to be getting tired of reminding people who is the campaign pate tree yashg. >> i'm putting it back into medicare and i'm the guy running for president, not him. >> ryan doesn't always seem to get the message. in days he's been reportedly acting like a rebellious teenager going back to his old ways and giving power point presentations at campaign rallies. >> we can't keep spending money we don't have. today our federal government for every dollar it spends it borrows 36 cents on that dollar. by the time my three kids are around my age, at the top there, our debt is going to be 2.5 times the size of our economy. >> according to the former political director of the iowa republican party, ryan may have no choice, quote, i hate to say this, but if ryan wants to run for national office again, he'll probably have to wash the stench of romney off of him. kurt, the stench of romney. n
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of doom, instead we had the '90s boom and george w. bush cut taxes and there were predictions of prosperity and instead we had the slowest decade since world war ii and then the crisis. none of this is to say that tax cuts cause economic problems or tax increases lead to prosperity. i don't know anyone who seriously makes that argument. the question is, how important are tax cuts to economic growth? and i don't know how you look at recent history and say that relatively modest changes in the top marginal tax rate is the main force driving the american economy. >> yet, it is the sort of magical ball, the ball, once you slash taxes for top income earners everything is going to magically right itself. i think it's -- josh, i thought it was an interesting -- that sound we played from romney, kind of backing away from his announcement that everybody's tax rates are going to go down. it is, i think, an acknowledgement the tax plan that he put out is math mat kaly impossible. to balance the budget and cut rates you have to close loopholes on middle income earnings which means their t
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